Operation Hadrin Daji Rescues Abducted Almajiris and Woman in Sokoto State

Troops of Operation Hadrin Daji have successfully rescued 16 Almajiris and a woman who were abducted by terrorists in Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The abduction, which occurred on March 9, 2024, sparked widespread concern, but concerted efforts between the military, local authorities, and government agencies led to the safe recovery of the hostages.

Maj. Gen Buba Edward, Director of Media Operations for the Defence Headquarters, confirmed the rescue operation in a statement on Saturday. He praised the collaborative efforts that facilitated the freedom of the victims, emphasizing the military’s commitment to addressing security challenges across the nation.

Edward stated, “On 21 March 2024, the military, working with local authorities and government agencies across the country, in a coordinated search and rescue operation rescued these hostages. The rescued hostages have been handed over to the Sokoto State Government for further action.”

Highlighting the military’s resolve to combat terrorism and insecurity, Edward affirmed that efforts to locate and rescue kidnapped victims would persist until all perpetrators are brought to justice. He assured the public that the armed forces would spare no effort in safeguarding citizens and holding criminals accountable for their actions.

Furthermore, Edward addressed the tragic loss of 18 soldiers in Okuama Community, Delta State, on March 14, 2024. He reiterated the military’s commitment to apprehending those responsible for the killings, emphasizing the deployment of wanted banners to aid in their identification and arrest.

“Indeed, to curb the freedom of action of terrorists and the perpetrators of insecurity across the country, the military has released banners of wanted terrorists and their cohorts,” Edward stated. “The banners would be deployed in strategic areas across the country for ease of recognition and arrest. The public is urged to cooperate and report any relevant information.”


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